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Spring 2020 Advising Update

Biology Advising Information

Students who have officially declared a biology major should meet regularly with a biology advisor, ideally once a semester. Exploring students who go to the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) for advising also are invited to meet with a biology advisor, particularly to draft a degree completion plan and to discuss biology course details and career options. 

How to Make an Advising Appointment

Our team of advisors can help you understand our different majors, your KU Core requirements, and assist you in selecting courses to complete your degree. Our advisors can also direct you to campus resources and offices to help you succeed at KU.  

To determine your assigned advisor, please login to Jayhawk GPS. You can view information on how to schedule an appointment on the Jayhawk GPS Student Resources page

 

For Advising Appointments with Erin or Michael:

To schedule an appointment, you may: 1) log in to Jayhawk GPS at https://jayhawkgps.ku.edu/student-overview-0 or 2) call (785)864-3500 8am-5pm Monday-Friday or 3) visit 109 Strong Hall.


Eve Bonner
evejorge@ku.edu


Erin Kelley-Garrison
ekelley2@ku.edu


Michael Rieger

Michael Rieger
michael.rieger@ku.edu

For Advising Appointments with Lauren and Lindsey:

To schedule an appointment, you may: 1) log in to Jayhawk GPS at https://jayhawkgps.ku.edu/student-overview-0 or 2) call (785) 864-4301 8am-5pm Monday-Friday or 3) visit 2045 Haworth Hall.


Lauren Spain
lspain@ku.edu


Lindsey Deaver
ldeaver@ku.edu

Students who have been meeting with a faculty advisor, may continue doing so. However, you are always welcome to meet with your assigned advisor. Your assigned advisor will also appear within your myKU Portal.

If you are not currently a biology major but would like to meet to discuss the major, contact Lauren Spain at lspain@ku.edu with your available days and times to schedule an appointment.

Making the Most of Your Advising Appointment

Make the most of your advising appointment by being prepared.  Review your up-to-date DPR before your meeting, and print and take your Checklist, as well as the appropriate biology degree requirement checksheet, to your meeting.  If you are a human biology major, your checksheet can be found on the Human Biology webpage.  Have a plan for the courses you need and want to take in upcoming semesters, keeping in mind that some courses are offered only in the fall or spring and have specific prerequisites. 

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